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Adult Baptism Ceremony

In the name of the Father,

in the name of the Mother,

source of life,

from whom water flows,

to whom water returns,

 

In the name of the Son,

in the name of the Daughter,

flesh and blood

in whom we meet the Divine,

born of the physical water of childbirth

and the subtle water of Spirit,

 

In the name of the Spirit,

the Word, holy Mother Wisdom,

ideal formless form,

wind that moves water,

unseen energy,

bliss of creativity,

rapturous beauty,

 

We baptize you with this water,

and wash away all

that obscures God from your soul,

so that you may become

a clear, clean mirror

reflecting the presence of the divine.

 

With this water we awaken you

to your divine nature,

ordain you to works of service and compassion,

and confirm your intention

to grow in love for God and all beings.

Amen.

 

Baptismal Prayer

To you, O God, my face I turn

Out in this desert stark and hot

I pray that I might here discern

Who I am from whom I’m not

And when you make my mission clear

Lead me to the river wide

And while your Spirit hovers near

Cleanse me from my spite and pride

 

 

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